IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 40,646 ha
Lowlands by Héradsflói bay, 40 km north of the town of Egilsstadir, including Héradssandur, Hjaltastadathinghá and the northern part of Hróarstunga. There are riparian marshes with streams, lakes and freshwater pools, and extensive mires dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum).
The area supports a rich variety of breeding waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Utherad. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2023.